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Meatballs, potatoes, and vegetables cook together in this easy & healthy Italian dinner. Cook this one-pot meal in your slow cooker or Instant Pot.

Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Italian Meatball Dinner (Paleo,Whole30)


  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
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Ingredients

  • Approximately 912 meatballs
  • 3/4 lb potatoes or sweet potatoes, chopped
  • 12 ounces vegetables
  • 2 tsp oil (IP)

Sauce:

  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp dried onion flakes
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

Slow Cooker

  1. Add sauce ingredients to the slow cooker. Stir to mix well.
  2. Add all the meatball ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Mix together well with your hands until all the ingredients are blended together. Form mixture into 9-12 meatballs.
  3. Add meatballs and potatoes to the slow cooker.
  4. Cook HIGH 2-3 hours, LOW 4-6 hours.
  5. Add vegetable on top and cook an additional 15-30 minutes or until tender.

Instant Pot

  1. Add all the meatball ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Mix together well with your hands until all the ingredients are blended together. Form mixture into 9-12 meatballs.
  2. Set Instant Pot to the high saute setting. Once hot, add oil.
  3. Add meatballs and brown on each side, 3-5 minutes. Remove meatballs from IP. You will probably have to brown them in batches.
  4. Add sauce ingredients and stir to mix well.  Add potatoes and meatballs. Make sure you are not over capacity.
  5. Close and seal vent. Select manual setting and set time for 7 minutes. Quick-release pressure when cook time is completed. Add vegetables and cook an additional 3 minutes on high pressure or until tender.

Notes

Nutritional facts calculated using my herb baked meatballs recipe.